daybed pillows

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I had some leftover quilt squares and fabric from making the quilt for the day bed and the window valance which inspired the whole room. So I am finally getting around to making pillow cases to match. They are also quilted on the front. I pieced the front, added some leftover batting and cut up an old sheet for the backing. This was all quilted together with the same twin needle technique I used on the quilt. Then I added the backing fabric and sewed it all together. Now all we need to do is cover the headboard and mount it on the wall.

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twin needle quilting

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Twin needle quilting is not traditional, but it looks great! I think it adds a professional level to the front. On the back, the bobbin creates a zigzag effect, which some don’t like. For my modern quilt with a (boring) solid background, I appreciate the texture it adds.

the beginning

Well, I have finally bit the bullet and I am going to make a quilt. I actually have made a quilt before. I made a t-shirt quilt when John and I first got married. His concert shirts needed a good place to be remembered, so with his mom coaching us, we worked on a quilt together. This one now, will go in our guest bedroom. It will be much cooler in the summer than the giant down comforter we have now. I will share my progress as I go. My plan is for it not to take a whole year. *grin*

winners!

20090707blog2I offer my congratulations to Sandy, Rita, Natalie, Amy and Tiffani!  With so few entering, and cause I love you all, I just have to give one to each of you! YAY! Congrats!

Sandy and Amy, I’ll bring yours to CSU. Natalie and Tiffani, I will need your address! (Just send me an email or facebook message.) Rita, I won’t see you at CSU. *snif*  But are you moving? I have your current address. Let me know where you want me to send this!

Yay! Thanks for your support guys! I hope you enjoy. It will be a few days til I mail them. I have a couple of finishing stitches to do. :)

giveaway goodness!

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Yesterday, I spent the day sewing like a mad woman. I guess that’s what happens when John goes out of town. :) I made 5 different quilted journal covers! They fit just right over those cheapy composition notebooks and completely transform them. They were fun to make (once I figured out the pattern) and quite quick as well.

Here’s the good news: you get to benefit from my sewing madness! How’s that, you say? I am doing a giveaway!!! After all, what am I going to do with 5 journal covers? This is my first giveaway on the blog, but it is something I have wanted to do for quite awhile.

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The one in the center will be going to one special person. All you have to do is leave a comment below. On Saturday, I will draw a name out of the hat for the special winner!

The other two, (the one on the left and on the right) I am offering for sale for $10 each (via paypal). Leave a comment if you are interested in a purchase and you are entered in the contest too!

creative weekend

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Even though it was fourth of July weekend, we stayed in. I was creative and busy however. I made this purse for my mother-in-law. She picked out the fabric and pattern and I stitched it up. It was a really fun one to make. I love the bright colors. I worked on another one this weeked too, but I am not quite done. Needs a couple of finishing details, then I will post a picture of it.